Prof. Francesco Veglio

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione e di Economia,

Università degli Studi di L’Aquila, 67040 Monteluco di Roio, L’Aquila, Italy



Research field:

More than 160 papers on international journals;

More than 110 monographic publications ;

More than 100 communication to Congresses, extended abstract e poster;

6 patents (3 national patent; 2 EU patents ; 1 WO);


  1. De Michelis, A. Olivieri, S. Ubaldini, F. Ferella, F. Beolchini, F. Vegliò. 2012. Roasting and chlorine leaching of gold-bearing refractory concentrate: experimental and process analysis. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology (in press).
  2. Innocenzi V., Vegliò F., 2012. Recovery of rare earths and base metals from spent nickel-metal hydride batteries by sequential sulphuric acid leaching and selective precipitations. Journal of Power Sources 211, 184-191.
  3. Rocchetti L., Vegliò F., Kopacek B., Beolchini F., 2012. Environmental impact assessment of hydrometallurgical processes for metal recovery from WEEEs. Environmental Science & Technology (in review).
  4. Beolchini F., Rocchetti L., Fonti V., Vegliò F. , 2012. An environmentally friendly process for the recovery of valuable metals form spent refinery catalysts. Resource Conservation and Recycling (in review).
  5. Francesca Pagnanelli, Francesca Beolchini, Carolina Cruz Viggi, Luisa Grieco, Francesco Vegliò, Luigi Toro. 2012. Modeling of biological sulphate-reduction processes in fixed bed columns. Environmental Modelling & Software (in review).
  6. I. De Michelis, F. Ferella, E.F. Varelli, F. Vegliò, 2012. Treatment of exhaust fluorescent lamps to recover yttrium: experimental and process analyses. Waste Management 31, 2559-2568.
  7. Beolchini F., Fonti, Dell’Anno, Rocchetti, Vegliò F., 2012. Assessment of biotechnological strategies for the valorization of metal bearing wastes. Waste Management 32/5: 949-956.
  8. Pennesi C., Vegliò F., Totti C., Romag5noli T., Beolchini F., 2012. Nonliving biomass of marine macrophytes as arsenic(V) biosorbents. Journal of Applied Phycology, Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10811-012-9808-2.
  9. F. Pagnanelli, F. Ferella, I. De Michelis, F. Vegliò, 2011. Adsorption onto activated carbon for molybdenum recovery from leach liquors of exhausted hydrotreating catalysts, Hydrometallurgy, 110, 67-72.
  10. F. Ferella, A. Ognyanova, I. De Michelis, G. Taglieri, F. Vegliò. 2011. Extraction of metals from spent hydrotreating catalysts: physico-mechanical pre-treatments and leaching stage. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 192, 176-185.
  11. Barbara Bianco, Ida De Michelis, Francesco Vegliò, Fenton treatment of complex industrial wastewater: Optimization of process conditions by surface response method. Journal of Hazardous Materials 186 (2011) 1733–1738.
  12. Giovanni Bucci, Edoardo Fiorucci, Fabrizio Ciancetta, Francesco Veglio, Experimental Characterization and Modeling of PEM Fuel Cells under Dynamic Load Variations, WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on POWER SYSTEM, ISSN: 1790-5060, Issue 2, Volume 5, April 2010.
  13. Ferella F., Mazziotti Di Celso G., De Michelis I., Stanisci V., Vegliò F., Optimization of the transesterification reaction in biodiesel production. Journal: Fuel Volume: 89, Issue: 1, January,2010, pp. 36-42.
  14. Francesco Ferella, Ida DeMichelis, Francesca Beolchini, Valentina Innocenzi and Francesco Veglio,2010. Extraction of Zinc and Manganese fromAlkaline and Zinc-Carbon Spent Batteries by Citric-Sulphuric Acid Solution, Hindawi Publishing Corporation International Journal of Chemical Engineering Volume, Article ID 659434, 13 pages.
  15. Rosanna Mabilia; Chiara Scipioni; Francesco Vegliò; Maria Concetta Tomasi Scianò. 2010. Fractionalfactorial experiments using a test atmosphere to assess the accuracy and precision of a new passive sampler for the determination of formaldehyde in the atmosphere. Atmospheric EnvironmentVolume: 44, Issue: 32, October, , pp. 3942-3951.
  16. Beolchini F., Fonti V., Ferella F., Vegliò F., Metal recovery from spent refinery catalysts by means of biotechnological strategies Journal: Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume: 178, Issue: 1-3, June 15,2010, pp. 529-534.
  17. F. Ferella, I. De Michelis, F. Beolchini, V. Innocenzi, F. Vegliò, Extraction of zinc and manganese from alkaline and Zn-C spent batteries by citric-sulphuric acid solution. International Journal of Chemical Engineering, Volume 2010, Article ID 659434.
  18. S. Ubaldini, P. Fornari, V. Giuliano, A. Luptakova, I. De Michelis, F. Ferella Hydrometallurgical treatment of exhausted alkaline batteries. , Mineralia Slovaca 42, 361-364 (2010).
  19. Ognyanova, A.; Ozturk, A.T.; De Michelis, I.; Ferella, F.; Taglieri, G.; Akcil, A.; Veglio’, F. . Metal extraction from spent sulfuric acid catalyst through alkaline and acidic leaching. Hydrometallurgy Volume: 100, Issue: 1-2, December, 2009, pp. 20-28.
  20. Tuncuk, H. Ciftci, A. Akcil, A. Ognyanova and F. Vegliò, Experimental design and process analysis for acidic leaching of metal-rich glass wastes, Waste Management Res. 2010; 28; 445 originally published online Sep 11, 2009.
  21. G. Furlani, E. Moscardini, F. Pagnanelli, F. Ferella, , F. Veglio, L. Toro. Recovery of manganese from zinc alkaline batteries by reductive acid leaching using carbohydrates as reductant. Hydrometallurgy 2009, 99, 115-118.
  22. F. Beolchini, V. Fonti, F. Ferella, M. Centofanti, F. Vegliò. Bioleaching of nickel, vanadium and molybdenum from spent refinery catalysts. Advanced Materials Research 2009, Volumes 71-73, 657-660.
  23. Sayilgan E., Kukrer T., Ferella F., Akcil A., Veglio F., Kitis M., Reductive leaching of manganese andzinc from spent alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries in acidic media Journal: Hydrometallurgy Volume:97, Issue: 1-2, June, 2009, pp. 73-79.
  24. Sayilgan E., Kukrer T., Civelekoglu G., Ferella F., Akcil A., Veglio F., Kitis M., A review of technologies for the recovery of metals from spent alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries Journal: Hydrometallurgy Volume: 97, Issue: 3-4, July, 2009, pp. 158-166.
  25. De Michelis Ida, Ferella Francesco, Beolchini Francesca, Olivieri Agostino, Vegliò Francesco,Characterisation and classification of solid wastes coming from reductive acid leaching of low-grade manganiferous ore Journal: Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume: 162, Issue: 2-3, March 15, 2009,pp. 1285-1291.
  26. De Michelis, Ida; Ferella, Francesco; Beolchini, Francesca; Vegliò, Francesco. Reductive acid leaching of manganiferous ore: Effect of the iron removal operation on solid waste disposal Waste Management Volume: 29, Issue: 1, January, 2009, pp. 128-135.
  27. F. Beolchini, V. Fonti, F. Ferella, M. Centofanti, F. Vegliò, Bioleaching of nickel, vanadium and molybdenum from spent refinery catalysts. Advanced Materials Research Volumes 71-73, 657-660(2009).
  28. Ognyanova, I. De Michelis , F. Ferella, G. Taglieri, F. Vegliò,Using of industrial wastes as secondary resources for metal recovery. Chemical Engineering Transactions 17, 1425-1430 (2009).
  29. E. Moscardini, G. Furlani, F. Pagnanelli, F. Ferella, I. De Michelis, F. Vegliò, F. Beolchini, L. Toro,Process for the treatment of alkaline spent batteries. Chemical Engineering Transactions 17, 281-286(2009).
  30. Pagnanelli F., De Michelis I., Di Muzio S., Ferella F., Vegliò F., Bioassessment of a combined chemical–biological treatment for synthetic acid mine drainage Journal: Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume: 159, Issue: 2-3, November 30, 2008, pp. 567-573.
  31. Olivieri, Agostino; Veglio’, Francesco. Process simulation of natural gas steam reforming: Fuel distribution optimisation in the furnace, Fuel Processing Technology Volume: 89, Issue: 6, June,2008, pp. 622-632.
  32. Ferella Francesco, De Michelis Ida, Vegliò Francesco, Process for the recycling of alkaline and zinc–carbon spent batteries Journal: Journal of Power Sources Volume: 183, Issue: 2, September 1, 2008,pp. 805-811.
  33. Reverberi Andrea Pietro, Chiarioni Aldo, Vegliò Francesco, Del Borghi Adriana, Fluctuating fast chemical reactions in a batch process modelled by stochastic differential equations Journal: Journal of Cleaner Production Volume: 16, Issue: 2, January, 2008, pp. 192-197.
  34. F. Pagnanelli, I. De Michelis, F. Ferella, M. Di Tommaso, L. Toro, F. Vegliò, Treatment of acid mine drainage by a combined chemical-biological column apparatus: mechanisms of heavy metal removal.Causes and Effects of Heavy Metal Pollution, Nova Science Publishers, ISBN 978-1-60456-900-1(2008).
  35. Ognyanova, I. De Michelis , F. Ferella, F. Vegliò, Metal extraction from spent HDS catalyst by alkaline and acidic leaching. Acta Metallurgica Slovaca 14, 204-211 (2008).
  36. Ferella Francesco, Prisciandaro Marina, De Michelis Ida, Veglio Francesco, Removal of heavy metals by surfactant-enhanced ultrafiltration from wastewaters Journal: Desalination Volume: 207, Issue: 1-3, March 10, 2007, pp. 125-133.
  37. Beolchini F., Pagnanelli F., De Michelis I., Vegliò F., Treatment of concentrated arsenic(V) solutionsby micellar enhanced ultrafiltration with high molecular weight cut-off membrane Journal: Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume: 148, Issue: 1-2, September 5, 2007, pp. 116-121.
  38. Pagnanelli F., Sambenedetto C., Furlani G., Vegliò F., Toro L., Preparation and characterisation ofchemical manganese dioxide: Effect of the operating conditions Journal: Journal of Power Sources Volume: 166, Issue: 2, April 15, 2007, pp. 567-577.
  39. De Michelis I., Ferella F., Karakaya E., Beolchini F., Vegliò F., Recovery of zinc and manganese from alkaline and zinc-carbon spent batteries Journal: Journal of Power Sources Volume: 172, Issue: 2, October 25, 2007, pp. 975-983.

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